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Bionic Wrench and other useful things

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:23 am
by badpenny
I've always been a sucker for the latest "useless" tool, and my eye was taken by this one.
I'm not sure it would be really handy for our machines as the external diameter would probably preclude it from getting into the tight areas we have to on occasion. (Ooooh errrr missus! :o }
It's probably more of a an "Emergency - Get you out of trouble" tool to carry in your car, nice idea though.



And not expensive either ...........
Safe link to eBay

BP

Re: Bionic Wrench

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:03 am
by bryans fan
I thought it said "Bionic Wench"
I was most disappointed!!!!

Re: Bionic Wrench

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:12 am
by badpenny
In order to meet your special needs BF type Bionic "Wench" (with quotes) into Google and search images.

We'll talk again in a couple of weeks ...........

Re: Bionic Wrench

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:26 am
by coppinpr
bought one of these in Homebase today, quite cheap (£9.50) and its actually very handy,its particularly good on tight nuts (and before BP says anything mine wouldnt go in the hole) .

Boy has Homebase changed,since being taken over by Target its gone from the dearest and most uninteresting DIY store to the cheapest and much more interesting (in as much as a DIY store can be interesting). Also bought a a nice very large wheeled sack barrow( only £19) which I find helpful in moving bandits in my frail old age.
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Re: Bionic Wrench

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:59 pm
by treefrog
It is always trying on the rare occasion I go not Lidl or Aldi, due to the ranges of useful items you start thinking you have a need for, but almost certainly don't. Having visited both today and escaped Lidl, I was caught out in Aldi by very useful skates for sale, round ones and oblong.....they carry 250kg each and have useful carry handles and anti slip mats.....all for eleven quid....I already have a skate, but big wheels. The round could even be used to repair mechs on....

And no they will not stay on my slot machine graveyard compost heap :lol:

Re: Bionic Wrench

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:52 pm
by badpenny
I just Googled "Bionic Wench" and got a picture of Wonder Woman! !PUZZLED!

Around Christmas time when Homebase had a sale they were selling low wheeled platform trolleys. Metal with shopping trolley type wheels and a high vertical handle, the bed was big enough to carry a bandit and an allwin.
They were about £28, I was sceptical it was a true discount and decided to wait until after the New Year.

In January they went up to £45! !OMFG!

Re: Bionic Wrench

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:58 pm
by badpenny
Mind you, having just said that Lidl £25!!
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... cleId=4341

Re: Bionic Wrench and other useful things

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:07 pm
by coppinpr
And no they will not stay on my slot machine graveyard compost heap
but the machines behind will no doubt,but at least you will know where those ones are :lol:
Mind you, having just said that Lidl £25!
I have had one of these for some years(in fact you have helped me lift machines on and off it at Coventry more than once BP) they work very well and are very strong,the wheels are a little too small to give a real easy push/pull and it sounds like a 1943 Japanese type 95 "Ha-Go" light tank when moving on rough concrete and has about the same top speed.

Re: Bionic Wrench and other useful things

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:59 pm
by pennymachines
Checked my local Lidl today and they were all sold out the same day they came in (Thursday) - maybe snapped up by other shops to sell at twice the price?

Re: Bionic Wrench and other useful things

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:24 pm
by coppinpr
two machines arrived today and my little lidl trolly came in handy again !!THUMBSX2!!
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